Join us in kicking off WestTechFest with an insightful review of the WA startup scene this year and looking forward to in 2018, followed by the annual Techboard 2017 WA Awards and startup community drinks.
This event brings together national, state and local perspectives on the composition, trends, highlights and lessons of relevance to everyone in the ecosystem. See the first release of fascinating data, and participate in discussions that will inform the future direction for advocates, investors and governments in 2018 and beyond. And, best of all, celebrate the successes of the brightest stars of the WA startup scene in 2017.
Guests will include:
Hon. Dave Kelly MLA, Minister for Innovation and ICT; Science - outlining the State Government’s focus and support for innovation
Monica Wulff, Co-Founder of StartupMuster - presenting WA startup stats in the context of national survey results
Alex McCauley, CEO of StartupAUS - presenting the 2017 Crossroads report and key recommendations
City of Perth - outlining their highlights and vision for innovation and economic development
StartupWA - summarising key stats and ecosystem trends, and direction forward for WA
16:00 - Doors open, registration
16:15 - Welcome
16:20 - Address by the Minister of Innovation & ICT; Science
16:30 - Presentations by Techboard, Startup Muster, StartupAUS and special guests
17:00 - Panel discussion, facilited by StartupWA
17:30 - Startup community drinks
18:00 - Winners of Techboard 2017 WA Awards announced
19:00 - Close